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Andrew Mitchell: Bad workmen blame their tools – ministers must treat officials with respect

26 August 2016

What do ministers really think of their officials? Jonathan Owen asked Andrew Mitchell – former international development secretary – to appraise the civil service

Civil service diversity: how an award-winning women's group took on the gender gap – and brought men along too

26 August 2016

The Border Force's Sara Alexander, winner of last year's Diversity and Inclusion Award for Championing Gender, tells CSW why buy-in from men is vital in confronting the issues faced by women in...

Interview – Paula Sussex, Charity Commission CEO: “We’re looking long and hard at quality and performance"

22 August 2016

Two years into her tenure at the Charity Commission, chief executive Paula Sussex says her organisation is making substantial strides towards turning around some...

Nick Raynsford interview – "My advice to new ministers? Be serious about the job"

19 August 2016

In eight years as a Labour minister and 22 as an MP, Nick Raynsford learned a thing or two about what works in government. He sits down with CSW’s Matt Foster to talk about his...

Interview: Sir Peter Housden, former Scottish government permanent secretary: "People tire of gladiatorial ministers"

11 August 2016

Sir Peter Housden served as Scotland's top official for five years, stepping down from the civil service last year after more than a decade at the helm of big government organisations. Here, he...